Review: 'Speedy' Bag Collection by Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is a French fashion house that was founded in 1854 by Monsieur Vuitton. Through his experience of working as a malletier (trunk-maker) for French royalty (Empress Eugénie de Mojito) Vuitton obtained advanced knowledge of how to make luxury travel cases. Soon after 1932, the Speedy bag was introduced. Today, the Speedy bag is available in 5 canvases, namely, Monogram, Damier, Idylle, Multicolore and Epi Leather.


Personally, I adore Louis Vuitton products, especially the Speedy collection. I bought the Speedy 35 bag in a classic Monogram Canvas from the Louis Vuitton store in Manchester and it has served beautifully as a durable and spacious travel and every day bag, dripping with luxury. The handles/trimmings on the bag darken with age because the leather is untreated and contact with water adds to the darkening of the material even though the bags are waterproof. However, this gradual vintage look ensures that the bag is authentic as this would not happen to a replica. All Speedy bags have a zip closure and can be easily folded to fit inside their dust bag and they all come with a padlock and key that is usually kept in the side pocket inside the bag. In my opinion, the Speedy 35 bag is perfect for light travel but the Speedy 30 is ideal if you are looking for a bag specifically for every day wear as it is slightly smaller than the former and, therefore, more manageable. A common problem most encounter (mainly with larger Speedy bags) is that the bottom of the bag seems to sag if the bag is not full enough. A simple solution to this is to place a hard cardboard at the bottom of the bag et voila! You can even find similar or alternative solutions on eBay. Louis Vuitton products never go on sale, in fact, on the contrary, the price of the products gradually increases over time. A positive outlook on this is that the bag can be seen as an investment piece that will always remain a classic style and continue to increase in worth, leading to a high resale value. I bought the Speedy 35 bag for £335 and it is priced at £450 today.


Below is a detailed list and photos of all the Speedy bags available (canvases, colours and sizes):


Monogram Canvas:

Speedy 40

Size (LxHxD): 15.7" x 9.8" x 7.5"

£465 / $740

Speedy 35

Size (LxHxD): 13.8" x 9" x 7.1"

£450 / $715

Speedy 30

Size (LxHxD): 11.8" x 8.3" x 6.7"

£435 / $690

Speedy 25

Size (LxHxD): 9.8" x 7.5" x 5.9"

£420 / $665


Damier Canvas:

x2 colours – Ebene, Azur

Speedy 35

Size (LxHxD): 13.8" x 9" x 7.1"

£450 / $715

Speedy 30 (Size (LxHxD): 11.8" x 8.3" x 6.7")

£435 / $690

Speedy 25 (Size (LxHxD): 9.8" x 7.5" x 5.9")

£420 / $665


Monogram Idylle Canvas:

x3 colours – Sepia, Encre, Fusain

Speedy 30 (Size (LxHxD): 11.8" x 8.3" x 6.7")

£670 / $1, 090


Monogram Multicolore Canvas:

x2 colours – Blanc, Noir

Speedy 30 (Size (LxHxD): 11.8" x 8.3" x 6.7")

£1, 420 / $, 2, 270


Epi Leather Canvas:

x3 colours – Ivoire, Cassis, Noir

Speedy 30 (Size (LxHxD): 11.8" x 8.3" x 6.7")

£665 / $1, 060

Speedy 25 (Size (LxHxD): 9.8" x 7.5" x 5.9")

£630 / $1, 000


For more information please visit your nearest Louis Vuitton store or go to www.louisvuitton.com


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Monogram Canvas Speedy 40                                                Monogram Canvas Speedy 35Monogram Canvas Speedy 30Monogram Canvas Speedy 25Damier Ebene Canvas Speedy 35Damier Ebene Canvas Speedy 30Damier Ebene Canvas Speedy 25Damier Azur Canvas Speedy 35Damier Azur Canvas Speedy 30Damier Azur Canvas Speedy 25Monogram Idylle Speedy 30Monogram Idylle Speedy 30Monogram Idylle Speedy 30Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 30Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 30Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 30Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 25Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 25Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 25Multicolore Canvas Speedy 30
Monogram Canvas Speedy 40
Monogram Canvas Speedy 40
Monogram Canvas Speedy 35
Monogram Canvas Speedy 35
Monogram Canvas Speedy 30
Monogram Canvas Speedy 30
Monogram Canvas Speedy 25
Monogram Canvas Speedy 25
Damier Ebene Canvas Speedy 35
Damier Ebene Canvas Speedy 35
Damier Ebene Canvas Speedy 30
Damier Ebene Canvas Speedy 30
Damier Ebene Canvas Speedy 25
Damier Ebene Canvas Speedy 25
Damier Azur Canvas Speedy 35
Damier Azur Canvas Speedy 35
Damier Azur Canvas Speedy 30
Damier Azur Canvas Speedy 30
Damier Azur Canvas Speedy 25
Damier Azur Canvas Speedy 25
Monogram Idylle Speedy 30
Monogram Idylle Speedy 30
Monogram Idylle Speedy 30
Monogram Idylle Speedy 30
Monogram Idylle Speedy 30
Monogram Idylle Speedy 30
Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 30
Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 30
Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 30
Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 30
Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 30
Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 30
Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 25
Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 25
Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 25
Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 25
Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 25
Epi Leather Canvas Speedy 25
Multicolore Canvas Speedy 30
Multicolore Canvas Speedy 30

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